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Kepler Challenge – Splits

Running the Kepler can be tricky and getting your pacing wrong can make the last section from Rainbow Reach long. Really messing up your pace and the run down the Iris Burn can…

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Hounslow Classic- Kiwi Preview.

This weekend the inaugural  running of the Hounslow Classic will take place in the Grose Valley of the Blue Mountains of Australia. The Hounslow is part of the 2015 ANZ Skyrunning Series and like…

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2015 Buffalo Stampede Report

A small but strong kiwi contingent traveled to Bright, Victoria for this past weekend’s Buffalo Stampede Skyrunning event. The Buffalo was the Oceania Skyrunnng Championships in the 42km and 75km distances and as such attracted a…

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Matt Bixley Pre Buffalo Stampede Ultra

Regulars to BCR will be well familiar with the weeman Matt Matt Bixley. This weekend Matt will line up in all 3 races at the Buffalo Stampede- here is his Pre Buffalo Stampede interview….

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The Barkley Marathons – I Quit

Matt Bixley tells us about his greatest failure- Quieting The Barkley Marathons. How do you write something about a race that continues to strive to remain a mystery, an enigma. I tapped out…

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The Barkley Marathons

Matt Bixley shares his thorough ahead of lining up at the The Barkley Marathons. Have I Been Training – No! Amongst other questions where have is swapped with: what, why or how, the have…

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Great Naseby Water Race 2014

The Great Naseby Water Race (GNWR) held its 8th edition over the weekend. The 2007 event saw 9 starters in the 80k and 5 in the 50k. Helen Chignall has now run at…

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2014 Great Naseby Water Race Preview

This weekend the 8th Great Naseby Water Race will take place in the sleepy former gold mining town of Naseby, in Otago. The figure of 8, 10km loop race had a 100mile option…

First 6 "runners" walking up the first climb.
Photo: Alastair Hanson

Wild Earth Ascent – “Don’t be a Doofus”

I’m not going to describe how or why this event came to being. I wasn’t even meant to be there, but I couldn’t ask for a better substitute for the event I was…

“Over there is where you climb up the second time…” Terry Davis points out the big climb in the 2nd lap of the "Ascent".

Wild Earth Ascent- Live Tracking

The Wild Earth Ascent  - When Terry first announced his dream event I said that if it didn’t clash with Heights of Winter I’d be all over it like a fly on shit….

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